Ending homelessness within our community

HomeFirst™ is a leading provider of services, shelter, and housing opportunities to the homeless and those at risk of homelessness in Santa Clara County. We serve more than 5,000 adults, veterans, families, and youth each year at nine locations including our Boccardo Reception Center, which is the county’s largest homeless services center. 

COVID-19 Response from HomeFirst

In accordance with CDC recommendations for slowing COVID-19 spread, we are currently accepting donations for reusable masks made from cotton or cotton blend fabrics. These masks will be changed regularly and washed appropriately.

Easy tutorials are available here.

For more information and to set up contactless dropoff, please contact Lori Smith at lsmith@homefirstscc.org

Wish List

We need donations of supplies and food for our shelters.
To donate items please email donategoods@homefirstscc.org or donate through our Amazon wish list.

Current items on our wish list include:

COVID-19 Prevention Supplies:

  • Hand Sanitizer

  • Disinfecting Wipes

  • Surgical Masks or DIY Facemasks

  • Kleenex/Facial Tissues

  • Rubbing Alcohol

Most-needed items:

  • New pillows to include in move-in kits

  • New twin-sized blankets

  • New bath towels

  • New cotton underwear for women (All sizes)

  • Elastic waist pants, all sizes/genders

  • Laundry soap (powder or liquid pods)

Travel Size items:

  • Shaving cream

  • Toothpaste

  • Deodorant

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Soap

  • Shampoo

Standard Items:

  • Lip balm

  • Baby diapers

  • New socks

  • Wet wipes

  • Razors (disposable)

  • Toothbrushes

  • Twin-sized sheets

  • New white T-shirts*

  • New underwear/undergarments*


*For men & women in all sizes

Donations to HomeFirst are tax exempt under the IRS Section 501(c)3. No goods or services are provided in return for charitable contributions.

HomeFirst Federal Tax ID: 94-2684272


For donations, our Federal Tax ID #: 94-2684272


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